Photostory: Roraima With Stefan Glowacz

Check out these exclusive images from Stefan Glowacz's 'Roraima: Climbers of the Lost World' movie.

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Against the flow
Adventurers push their dugout by a rapid going to the camping area on the 3/3/2010

Against the flow

New movie 'Roraima: Climbers of the Lost World' tells the story of three German climbers Stefan Glowacz, Kurt Albert and Holger Heuber, who set out to conquer one of the world’s toughest mountaineering challenges.

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Breaking for lunch
Stefan Glowacz and his crew reached the camping area for a quick break during their mission

Breaking for lunch

On Mount Roraima, situated on the border point of Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana exists La Proa (The Bow), which in mountaineering circles is a wall rated the most difficult to climb.

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It's a dirty job...
Exploring the bottom of the wall of Mount Roraima ( 2723 m ) in Guyana, border between Venezuela and Brazil.

It's a dirty job...

Just reaching the base of Mount Roraima (pictured above) is enough to put most people off. Trekking for weeks on end across terrain filled with deadly snakes isn't for everyone.

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Taking its toll
Stefan Glowacz Exploring the jungle around Mount Roraima in Guyana, border between Venezuela and Brazil.

Taking its toll

Determination in abundance is required just for the trek, let alone the actual climb.

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A picture of determination
Stefan Glowacz takes a break in the jungle around Mount Roraima in Guyana, border between Venezuela and Brazil.

A picture of determination

The crew's first attempt failed when Stefan Glowacz suffered an injury, but in this image Stefan shows that he will never give up on a challenge.

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Getting started
Stefan Glowacz climbs Mount Roraima in Guyana, border between Venezuela and Brazil, while the recording of the film goes on

Getting started

Finally, the team reach their goal and just to make things even tougher they pledged to only use ‘fair means’ to climb La Proa, which essentially means without any technical assistance unless their lives absolutely depended upon it.

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Holding tight
Stefan Glowacz climbs Mount Roraima ( 2723 m ) in Guyana, border between Venezuela and Brazil

Holding tight

Glowacz and Heuber were even more determined to complete their mission following the tragic death of Kurt Albert in a climbing accident in Bavaria and Stefan is pictured above in the early stages of the climb.

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To the clouds and beyond
Aerial view of the top of Mount Roraima ( 2723 m ) in Guyana, border between Venezuela and Brazil

To the clouds and beyond

The top of Mount Roraima, which stands 2,723 metres and at the border point of Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana.

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Time for a break
Stefan Glowacz climbs Mount Roraima ( 2723 m ) in Guyana, border between Venezuela and Brazil

Time for a break

Stefan takes time out during the climb. Not the most comfortable position for a stop, but you can't beat the views!

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Only the brave
Stefan Glowacz climbs Mount Roraima ( 2723 m ) in Guyana, border between Venezuela and Brazil

Only the brave

Glowacz and Heuber climbed more than 16 pitches between the 9th and 10th degree of difficulty, which equals 8b on the French scale. And looking at this image, rather them than us!

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Stone hands
Detail of Stefan Glowacz´s hand, while he climbs Mount Roraima ( 2723 m ) in Guyana, border between Venezuela and Brazil

Stone hands

Photographer Klaus Fengler gets up close to get a shot of Stefan's hand as me makes the ascent.

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Don't look down!
Stefan Glowacz climbs Mount Roraima ( 2723 m ) in Guyana, border between Venezuela and Brazil

Don't look down!

The fearless Glowacz shows how it's done.

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